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Creative Reuse: Light Globe Center Pieces

By |2019-11-25T16:15:33-05:00November 25th, 2019|Creative reuse, EcoBuilding Bargains, Sustainability, Uncategorized, Waste Diversion|

Looking for a fun way to decorate for the holidays without buying decorations you know you’ll just throw away? Try this upcycling craft to convert your spare light globes into fun, light-filled centerpieces! These spare light globes were found at EcoBuilding Bargains, the largest reclaimed and surplus building material store in New England. Use your

Solar Hot Water

By |2019-10-25T14:09:49-04:00October 25th, 2019|Energy Efficiency, Energy Savings, Green for Business|

David Smith poses in front of his solar hot water array at Smith's Country Cheese Switch to Solar Hot Water and Save! What is Solar Hot Water?  A solar hot water system captures heat from sunlight and circulates the thermal energy to a water tank. Solar hot water systems reduce the usage of traditional water

Using Upcycling to Reimagine Used Materials

By |2019-09-16T16:08:19-04:00September 10th, 2019|Creative reuse, EcoBuilding Bargains, Reuse Rockstar, Reused Building Materials, Sustainability|

You’re probably familiar with the concept of recycling, in which a product is broken down into its base materials and then remade into a new product, but how is that different from the growing popularity of ‘upcycling’? Instead of breaking down a product into its components, upcycling simply refashions or reuses the original object

Are You Storing Your Food Properly?

By |2019-09-16T16:09:56-04:00September 3rd, 2019|Food Waste, Sustainability, Waste Diversion, Zero Waste|

Rotten or wasted food is something that most of us have unfortunately experienced. You open the fridge door and there’s a peculiar smell that remains unidentifiable and pervasive. It haunts the fridge, seeping into your leftovers and pre-packed school lunches. Finally, it becomes unbearable and it’s time to examine the usual suspects: the berries you

Meet the 2019-2020 EcoFellows!

By |2019-09-16T16:12:44-04:00August 23rd, 2019|EcoFellows, Outreach, Sustainability|

It’s time to welcome another round of EcoFellows to the team at the Center for EcoTechnology! The EcoFellowship Program is a one-year paid fellowship position to work with CET staff and other EcoFellows to carry out a range of activities related to climate action initiatives and educational programming in western Massachusetts.